Make a New Year Resolution…And Stick to it!

January 1, 2024

Goal Setting Season: Let us Help!  Setting effective New Year’s resolutions for fitness can help you achieve your health and wellness goals.  Check out our manager at Rocky River explaining his keys to success: Set a Goal — Here’s How! New Year Resolution Season! – YouTube

Here are five tips to help you create meaningful and achievable fitness resolutions:


Be Specific and Measurable

Define your fitness goals with clarity. Instead of a vague resolution like “get fit,” specify what you want to achieve. For example, “I want to lose 20 pounds,” “I aim to run a 5k in under 30 minutes,” or “I plan to increase my bench press max by 20%.” These goals are specific and measurable, making it easier to track your progress.

Set Realistic Goals

While it’s great to aim high, make sure your fitness resolutions are realistic. Consider your current fitness level, available time, and resources. Unrealistic goals can lead to frustration and disappointment. Gradual, achievable progress is more sustainable in the long run.

Create a New Year Plan

Once you’ve set your fitness goals, outline a clear plan to achieve them. Break down your goals into smaller, manageable steps. For instance, if your goal is to lose 20 pounds, plan to lose 1-2 pounds per week through a combination of diet and exercise. Having a well-structured plan will help you stay on track.

Make it Your Resolution Enjoyable

Choose activities and exercises that you genuinely enjoy. Whether it’s dancing, hiking, swimming, or weightlifting, doing something you love increases the likelihood of sticking with your fitness routine. If you find joy in your workouts, they’ll feel less like a chore and more like a rewarding part of your day.

Track Your Progress

Keep a fitness journal or use a tracking app to monitor your progress. Document your workouts, measurements, and any changes in your diet. Regularly reviewing your progress will help you stay motivated and make necessary adjustments to your plan. Celebrate your achievements along the way to stay motivated.


Remember that setting New Year’s resolutions for fitness is just the beginning. Consistency and dedication are key to success. Don’t get discouraged by setbacks; instead, use them as opportunities to learn and grow on your fitness journey.